- Posted May 11, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Happy Mother's Day to all the 'Mothers' in My Life
While I have only one Mom in my life, there are many other mothers in my life to whom I wish to offer a Happy Mother's Day.
There are even a few over the years who have never had children of their own, but provided that maternal care to boys and girls with whom they came in contact. To those women also I offer a Happy Mother's Day.
Saturday I shared a tribute to my own Mom on From the Cornfield. You can read that article at:
Now I pause to offer verbal flowers to all of the "mothers" in my life who are still with us:
My mother, Sharon Hollifield
My maternal grandmother, Mary Powell
My sister, Leticia Hollfield
My aunt, Doris Harwick
My aunt, Nancy Shipley
My oldest son's mother, Luann Logan
My youngest son's mother, Cathie Land
My oldest son's wife and mother of my granddaughters, Anna Ivy
My sister-in-law, Brenda Ivy
My father's wife, Susie Ivy
My step-sister, Lorena Martin
There have been good times and some not so good times, yet each of these women have had an impact in my life. I wish for each of them a day filled with love, joy and peace.
Then there are some other "mothers" who have been so supportive to me over the past couple of years during some rough patches who are members of CNN's iReport community:
Each of them in their own way, some mothers and grandmothers, some without children, who have given verbal and moral support through my ups and downs with my health. Their online friendship has meant more than they will ever know.
May God bless each of you and may His peace be with you.